- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||excelled, excelling, excels
||to do or perform better than others.
The Brazilian national team excels at soccer.
- similar words:
- dominate, exceed, lead, shine, win
The word excel
contains the following part:
that means out, out of, away from
More about this word part:
The prefix ex-
was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as exit
. It has multiple forms, as the 'x' sound in ex-
assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms e-
, and es-
. ex- is also used in the formation of English words such as "ex-partner," where it means "formerly having the status of."
- extr-, extra-, exter-